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  1. LifeSciences spinal implant hits landmark 1,500th successful procedure — 3 insights

    HD LifeSciences recorded the successful implant of its 1500th Hive Technology cage which is utilized in interbody spinal fusions, reports Business Insider. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 orthopedic surgeons making the news — Drs. Manny Sethi, Robert LaPrade & more

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons making the news. By Alan Condon -
  3. Zavation receives FDA approval for new spinal fusion device — 3 insights

    Zavation received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Ti3Z Interbody System for spinal fusions. By Alan Condon -
  1. Spine payer trends in 2019: 4 surgeons identify challenges, opportunities

    The spine surgeon's ability to negotiate payer contracts and approval for procedures and new technology is an important part of running an effective practice. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Conventus Orthopaedics names Rick Epstein CEO

    Conventus Orthopaedics, a company focused on orthopedic fracture treatment, named a new CEO. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Texas court rules lawsuit against hospital over recalled spinal cord stimulator battery can move forward: 5 things to know

    The Court of Appeals for the 12th District in Texas reversed a previous ruling about a spine device battery that was implanted in a patient a year after it had been recalled. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Tennessee clinic donates new orthopedic procedure to 5 veterans

    In honor of Memorial Day, Champ L. Baker, MD, of the Hughston Clinic in Nashville provided a new orthopedic procedure to five veterans, reports WLTZ. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Maine hospital outlines plan to correct spine, chest patient issues

    Lewiston, Maine-based Central Maine Medical Center executives have laid out a plan to fix issues raised by federal investigators on how spine, chest and emergency patients are treated, reports the Sun Journal. By Alan Condon -
  2. OrthoCarolina opens new spine, orthopedics center in North Carolina

    OrthoCarolina has opened a new center in Lincolnton, N.C., expanding its services to patients of Lincoln County. By Alan Condon -
  3. 6 major Johnson & Johnson orthopedics developments in 2019

    Johnson & Johnson has been active this year, acquiring new assets and launching products for future growth. By Alan Condon -
  4. 4 sports medicine physicians on the move in May

    Here are five sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions in in the past month. By Alan Condon -
  1. CMS boosts RVUs for 41 spine procedure codes

    CMS retroactively updated the Professional Liability Insurance Relative Value Units for several Medicare procedures, which will have a positive impact on spine surgeons, according to an announcement from the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 9 orthopedic surgeons on the move in May 2019

    Nine orthopedic surgeons joined new practices or received a promotion in the past month. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Smith & Nephew acquires orthopedic joint reconstruction business — 4 insights

    Smith & Nephew closed its acquisition of Brainlab, boosting its orthopedic joint replacement business. By Eric Oliver -
  4. FDA recommends reclassifying surgical staplers — 5 insights

    The FDA wants to reclassify surgical staplers as class 2 medical devices rather than class 1, a decision that would subject them to additional controls, Medscape reports. By Eric Oliver -
  5. Dr. Mark McLaughlin on what drives him as a neurosurgeon, how being a hall of fame wrestler has helped him in medicine & more

    Mark McLaughlin is a board-certified neurosurgeon practicing at Princeton Brain and Spine Care in New Jersey. By Alan Condon -
  6. $500K raised for Orthopedics and Spine Institute at UCHealth Gala

    Colorado Springs-based UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central raised $500,000 for the UCH Center for Orthopedics and the Spine Institute at Grandview Hospital, reports The Gazette. By Alan Condon -
  7. Altair Health opens New Jersey medical center — 3 takeaways

    Altair Health, a physician-managed healthcare system focusing on spine care, opened its first facility, Altair Health Morristown (N.J.), reports Tap Into. By Alan Condon -
  8. Schneck Medical Center opens new facility featuring neurosurgery, pain center

    Seymour, Ind.-based Schneck Medical Center's new Schneck Professional Building debuts several departments on June 3 including neurosurgery and a pain center, reports Local News Digital. By Alan Condon -
  9. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi launches US Senate bid — 3 things to know

    Nashville orthopedic trauma surgeon Manny Sethi, MD, has entered the 2020 race for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat, reports the Tennessean. By Alan Condon -

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